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Research Biography

Alexandra Manson is a PhD candidate and Co-ordinator of School Food Research in the Caring Futures Institute, Healthy Start to Life focus. Alexandra's research focusses on improving children and families health behaviours, specifically looking at food consumed and provided within school.

Her thesis is examining perceptions of the current school food system and the features that influence parental acceptability of a potential school-provided meal system in Australia. Further, she co-ordinates research exploring the potential transformation of the school food system with a team of national collaborators. Alexandra is the Higher Degree Research student representative in CNHS and South Australia committee member for Home Economics Institute of Australia.

Alexandra is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with experience in public health nutrition.

Research Interests

  • Children and families
  • School food
  • Food insecurity

Career Highlights

Team Members

Dr Brittany Johnson - Primary PhD Supervisor

Professor Rebecca Golley - Associate PhD Supervisor

Research Expertise

Alexandra has expertise in quantitative research methods, particuarly secondary analysis using inferential statistics. 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor (Honours), Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (First class honours), Flinders University


Research Areas

  • Public health


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